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Battenkill ???
Post 03 Jan 2021, 08:42 • #1 
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I apologize for this is a bamboo rod, Admin delete if unacceptable, it is in a Granger Special tube and looks a lot like a granger but has no stamping on the reel seat, and has this curious decal next to a hook keeper. No other identifying marks anywhere. I see what looks like the letters "kill" on the end of this decal, does anybody recognize this decal? $125 at a flea market. Thanks, Steve


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Re: Battenkill ???
Post 03 Jan 2021, 09:21 • #2 
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It may be an H-I Beaverkill model.


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Re: Battenkill ???
Post 03 Jan 2021, 09:28 • #3 
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Not an Orvis Battenkill - photos of seat/grip, ferrules, etc. would help with identifying the maker.


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Re: Battenkill ???
Post 03 Jan 2021, 11:31 • #4 
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We need more photos. That gold background decal is similar to a Sears/Montague treatment. I don't think it's an Orvis.


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Re: Battenkill ???
Post 03 Jan 2021, 11:38 • #5 
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More pictures for sure, grip, reel seat and ferrules. Plus how long, #of tips and sections.

I’m with John so far, Sears/Montague or possibly some sort of kit rod.


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Re: Battenkill ???
Post 03 Jan 2021, 14:23 • #6 
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Grey Ghost, I think you would have better luck finding out about that rod on the Classic Fly Rod Forum. If you put a description and the necessary photos in the right sub-forum (appraisals and identification of bamboo fly rods), someone can probably give you the definitive answer and more info than you could imagine.


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Re: Battenkill ???
Post 03 Jan 2021, 16:32 • #7 
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Thanks everybody, I needed convincing to NOT buy it.


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Re: Battenkill ???
Post 11 Jan 2021, 10:35 • #8 
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first thought was H-I Catskill or H-I Beaverkill but they used white ink almost all the time and the writing of the name would run towards the grip


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